Isabel Kleefeld

Isabel Kleefeld

Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Aufnahmeleitung
*1966 Düsseldorf

Biography

Born in Düsseldorf, Isabel Kleefeld partly financed her studies at Berlin's Free University and the University of Arts (HdK) by working as an editorial assistant on programs produced at local broadcaster SFB and later as a production assistant and script/continuity consultant on various films. After graduation in 1993, she worked as a first assistant director for such colleagues as Detlev Buck ("Jailbirds"), Sönke Wortmann ("The Campus"), Lars Becker ("Kanak Attack") and Oliver Hirschbiegel ("The Experiment") before making her directorial debut in 2001 with the TV film "Schluss mit lustig" which earned third place in Studio Hamburg's Young Director's Prize.

Her 2004 TV film "Das Gespenst von Canterville" received a Best Film nomination at the 2005 German Television Prize and won the Bavarian Television Award for Best Director. In 2007, she was awarded the highly regarded Adolf Grimme Prize for her screenplay and direction of "Arnies Welt". Last year, Kleefeld made her feature film directorial debut with "Ruhm", an adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann's bestseller "Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes".

Her other films include: "Königskinder" (TV, 2002), "Mord auf Rezept" (TV, 2005), "Unter Verdacht – Ein neues Leben" (TV, 2006), "Unter Verdacht – Die falsche Frau" (TV, 2008), "Sleepless" ("Schlaflos", TV, 2008), "Mama kommt!" (TV, 2008), and "Blond bringt nix" (TV, 2009).

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

2014 Grauzone
Screenplay
 
2012/2013 Im Netz
Director
 
2010/2011 Ruhm
Director, Screenplay
 
2010 Blond bringt nix
Director
 
2008/2009 Mama kommt!
Director
 
2008/2009 Schlaflos
Director
 
2008 Die falsche Frau
Director, Screenplay
 
2005 Arnies Welt
Director, Screenplay
 
2005 Das Gespenst von Canterville
Director, Screenplay
 
2002/2003 Königskinder
Director
 
2001 Schluss mit lustig
Director
 
2000/2001 Lammbock
Assistant director
 
2000/2001 Das Experiment
Assistant director
 
1999/2000 Kanak Attack
Assistant director
 
1998/1999 St. Pauli Nacht
Assistant director
 
1998 Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller
Assistant director
 
1997/1998 Der Campus
Assistant director
 
1997 Weihnachtsfieber
Assistant director
 
1996/1997 Die Apothekerin
Assistant director
 
1995/1996 Männerpension
Assistant director
 
1990/1991 Pizza Colonia
Production assistant